Average Bench: 77.2% - 6th / 614

Based on 2,700 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0781 PID 5580 Model: SanDisk Extreme

For real world usability this is currently the best 64GB flash drive (superseded by the Ventura Ultra - 2014). It has a very balanced performance profile with an exceptional 4K random write speed. The 16GB version of the Extreme is currently the value leader in the USB 3.0 flash drive shootout. At present there are no viable alternatives to the 64GB Extreme in fact the Corsair voyager GT turbo is the only drive on the horizon that may challenge the Sandisk any time soon. There are however several reports (Newegg, Amazon) of compatibility issues with this, the 64GB version (other versions are fine), so if you do go for the 64GB version, don't throw the receipt away in a hurry. [Feb '13 USBFlashPro]

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Good average bench

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB averaged 22.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 10.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.85MB/s
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Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB is 81.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.26MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 173MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,700 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 Read 173 250
14.6 Write 104 180
17.4 Mixed 93.8 187
144% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
5.02 4K Read 9.26 12.6
3.97 4K Write 8.85 10.8
2.23 4K Mixed 3.92 4.82
469% 7.34 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.87 DQ Read 11.2 13.2
8.55 DQ Write 10.5 11.7
3.35 DQ Mixed 4.49 5.23
551% 8.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
51GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 235
Write 167
Mixed 163
228% 188 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 10.8
4K Mixed 4.69
568% 9.02 MB/s
DQ Read 12.1
DQ Write 11.2
DQ Mixed 5
596% 9.44 MB/s
42GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 235
Write 159
Mixed 142
213% 179 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 4.72
560% 8.79 MB/s
DQ Read 12.4
DQ Write 11.7
DQ Mixed 5.08
616% 9.72 MB/s
51GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 227
Write 162
Mixed 148
216% 179 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 10.6
4K Mixed 4.65
558% 8.62 MB/s
DQ Read 11.9
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 4.62
594% 9.37 MB/s
18GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 26.1
Write 24.8
Mixed 21.5
31% 24.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.54
4K Write 4.48
4K Mixed 2.3
247% 3.77 MB/s

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BHPhotoUS $32.603 days ago.
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 Comments

Packs unparalleled transfer speeds...

  • Available capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB
  • Performance/speed: Up to 190 MB/s** ; write speed lower and varies by capacity.
  • Dimensions: 2.79" x .84" x .45" (70.87 mm x 21.34 mm x 11.43 mm)
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4 days ago.

So good and fast

Comment 

I have been using this for about 4 months now and nothing else even close and I've tried others!—Sep '14


Good

1 day ago.

Flimsy manufacture - failed after only moderate use.

Comment 

Failed after six months with a problem that seems quite common - could read from drive, but writing would instantly cause it to freeze.—Sep '14

Comment 

Cant be happier, actual speed i get is even better than advertised, well happy. Below is comparison between usb 2&3. —Jan '15


Good

6 days ago.

Awesome drive.


Good

9 days ago.

just amazing


Poor

6 days ago.

amazing!!!!!


Good

20 hrs ago.

Does anyone tried to run Windows 8.1 on this pendrive? Complete installation, don't want usb boot for installation


Good

8 days ago.

only thing is it can not have any weight on the lanyard wile in use or the usb will ultimately fail I miss my cat


Good

1 day ago.

It's simply the best!


Liked

7 days ago.

Comment 

Best stick I had until now; also works well together with usb 2 ports on older computers.—Sep '14


Good

2 days ago.

good


Good

1 month ago.

Great USB 3.0 Drive! Recommended, i just bought this drive for 20€!


Poor

26 days ago.

forever warranty!


Good

1 month ago.

Outstanding Performance!


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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Good

3 months ago.

I liked a usb drives comparing


Good

4 months ago.

it's really fast with 3.0 port


Poor

15 months ago.

fast


Excellent

6 months ago.

The feel of 'opening' it is the greatest ever.


Outstanding

3 months ago.

Best


Outstanding

15 months ago.

Excellent drive, never have something like this. All recommendation for buying this USB 3.0 memory stick !


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